We need them, as they need us In the United States, service jobs are essential to the community, but not enjoyed by everybody: the workers. Barbara Ehrenreich decided to live by herself a service-worker life. During the process, she wrote her article “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America”, in which she tells us her discoveries and feelings about her new life. On the other hand, another writer, Sonia Nazario, wrote the article “Benefit and Burden”, in which she explains the good and bad facts about immigration. These writers basically write about two completely different topics, but there’s a point we can relate: immigrants are most of the service workers.
The writer, describes the lives of America’s low wage earners and families living in or near poverty line, interviewing many individuals and narrating their stories in great details. Poverty in America knows no ethnic or racial boundaries, tycoons and organizers profit from cheap labor to stay in line of work. The
One of these constituents is mental health. Now I know that mental health and the gender wage gap seem to be on two opposite spectrums, but their connections run deeper than it seems at face value. For women, our expectations are overflowing whether it be staying home with the children when they are sick, caring for elderly parents, making lunches and dinner, being a supportive spouse, or cleaning the house. As if the responsibilities at home are not enough, we are expected to go to work and tolerate unfair compensation and psychological abuse from the dominant men in charge. At some point, we as women are bound to hit a breaking point.
But as Sander’s said, “I was slow to understand the deep grievances of women” (Sanders, 350). He was jealous in a way at the same time very naïve. He didn’t understand that just because woman didn’t have a job that was making money, didn’t mean that they weren’t busy with things at home. “Like the menfolk, they fretted about money, they scrimped and made-do. But, when the pay stopped coming in, they were not the ones who has failed” (Sanders, 350).
In her article, Dowd argues against the use of such application like RoomBug and website like URoomSurf.com by claiming that, first of all, being able to choose their own roommates would block out the opportunity for students to mature socially. She contends that being put into the same dorm room with people students don’t like or find it difficult to live which can “toughen you[the student] up and broaden you[the students] out for the rest of your[the students’] life”. However, though the statement is true in some parts, the writer has overlooked another crucial point: a dormitory is not the only place people can learn how to live with others. Students have to communicate with other people apart from their roommates in daily life. For example, students will need to converse and work with other students while preparing for a group presentation, discussing with their teachers after class about
After reading Jo Goodwin Parker’s essay, I did not feel a pity but instead I felt respect. She was in an unfortunate situation that forced her into a life not easy to live or deal with. But, with three children to care for, plus herself, she continued on with her life no matter what obstacles kept jumping in her path. I had an idea of what poverty was but after reading Parker’s essay, the ideas I had are shattered into a new realization of the true meaning of poverty. Her definition provides vivid images of what poverty truly means.
Housewives might need a lot of persuasion since they are described as being lazy. Housewives don’t sound as proactive as workingwomen. That being said, their conflicting views might be a problem. Since housewives are headstrong that their husbands work enough to provide for the entire family and see no reason to work, housewives will merely brush off the idea of working. Taking into consideration that housewives seem to have an addiction to soap operas, I assume that they are merely exaggerating their problems
Interestingly, through the main character Rosaura and her transformation, the author shows that, in class societies, social status have more power on people’s future than their actual capabilities. At the beginning of the story, Rosaura is blind about the importance of social classes in her life. For example, when she argues with her mother about Luciana being her friend, Rosaura tells her that “[she knows] nothing about being friends” (9). By her strong reaction, Rosaura shows that she is convinced that Luciana is really her friend, even though they only do homework together. She isn’t aware that they don’t belong to the same social class.
She is more insightful of her surrounding than Nora Helmer. Mrs Linde expresses to Nora how she is still a “terrible spendthrift” (Ibsen, 2011, p. 556) and hasn't “learned any sense yet” (Ibsen, 2011, p 556). Mrs Linde seems to be holding back a bit of resentment for Nora who keeps rambling on about how “tremendous'”(Ibsen, 2011, p. 556) the wife of a lawyer life is; whose promotion is expecting
She has implemented two accounting procedural changes that have streamlined the work and resulted in cost savings for the company. She reports to the CFO, and he is concerned about Jennifer, despite her obvious talents. There is no denying that she has had a positive impact, but Jennifer is not fitting in so well. Jennifer is a poor communicator and seems to have alienated quite a few of her peers and her employees. She is often aloof and distant, and her usual way of motivating performance is to simply dictate what will be done and expect compliance with her orders.